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  1. I converted my 48 Ford to 12 volt and left the 6 volt starter in. It has been making an awful noise. It even started to chip the ring gear. Talked to my starter guy. He used a field coil out of a 56 (12 volt) Ford starter. Sure turns slower and makes no noise.
  2. When I restored my 48 Ford Conv. I sandblasted frame and used POR-15. Today I can take a hamper and hit it hard and will not chip off. I bought an enclosed trailer from the South. Was shipped to Maine and rusted on way. I wire brushed the bad rust and used POR-15, Messy to work with but won't have to think about rust again. Bad part is no reducer with take it off your skin. have to wear it off. Wonderful paint. You do have to top coat if out in sun. Good Luck
  3. What year fiels coils should I use, Thanks Steve
  4. Jeff, I just talked to an old timer that stills works on Old car gen and starters. He was going to do some research on using another armature in my starter. Do you know how he can do it. I',m afraid over time the 6 volt starter so fast that something is going to break. Had to have to replace ringear. Thanks for any help. Steve
  5. Does anyone sell a 12 volt starter for 48 Ford THAT IS MADE IN USA ??/ Thanks
  6. I found a nos from Dennis Carpender. about $90
  7. I used the end of a 28 or later generator and used 28 or later dist. Can get all ignition parts from Napa for around $40. internal advance. Works great. Did this on my 26 and 27 Buicks
  8. I bought my wire from R I wiring. I install a fuse panel(glass fuses) from Napa and mounted way up under dash. I also used a solenoid between battery and headlights that was activated by headlight switch. More direct flow of current and brighter lights
  9. I am looking at some used 48 Ford camshafts. How can I tell if they are 48,. Do they have any marking on them ? Thanks
  10. I'm looking for a good 48 Ford car cam, must be stock Thanks Steve
  11. Can you change a cam on 48 Ford car without removing the heads, thanks
  12. I forgot how to remove the hood hinges on my 48 Ford Conv. Thanks for any help.
  13. We have a local Motion Industries that can get any kind of bearings. Any bearing shop should also be able to get them. good Luck
  14. L got pistons and rings for both my 26 and 27 Buick from Egge, Buick pistons are made a little off center where Scout pistons aren't. I think it was around $1200 from Egge.
  15. Joes Antique Auto parts them in stock. Best guy to buy Ford parts from
  16. I did the same on my 26 Sedan and 27 Woodie, I used a 40's chev carb. had to make an adapter because throat size was different. I put in an electric fuel pump and pressure regulator and runs on about 3 1/2 pounds pressure. Never ran so good. Never did hitch up choke. Didn't need it. Also used a 28 Dist. had to change back of gen. to a 28 back end plate. That why I can buy ignition parts anyplace
  17. Would a picture of my 27 Buick model 27 help. ssmith105@maine.rr.com
  18. I found shades for my 1926 Buick Model 26-27 at Labarron Bonney. I live close by in Maine so is only 90 minutes away. They have some all made up. Good Luck
  19. I found out it was clutch rod adjustment. Must be losing it.
  20. To 19tom40 I checked measurement on center of shaft to front of case and it was 2". When I bolted pressure plate and disc to flywheel the three pressure plate fingers go quite a distance towards flywheel. When I push clutch pedal down the throw out bearing doesn't hit the fingers. My throw out bearing is new is about 1" thick. I am wondering if I have the wrong one. Too bad throw out my old one. The clutch disc is same thickness as old one. If the fingers didn't go in towards flywheel I think it would work. I have tried 2 old pressure plates and clutch disc and have same problem. I have adj
  21. Can I remove oil pan on my 48 Ford car without removing transmission ? Thanks
  22. I have a 27 Buick Standard. The oil filter is mounted on firewall. I found that WIX 51080 was a close match. I believe NAPA or any parts store can cross it over to their brand. I have always used Wix filters.
  23. My mistake the original 48 ford car transmission part number is 01A 7510.Don't know what case I have now but throwout bearing doesn't hit the three levers on pressure plate. I'm looking to borrow an original complete 48 transmission and put in to see how that works. Got to be a difference in case.
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